Allegations And Safer Caring Awareness

Foster Care Training

This course provides an update and refresher on the safer caring principles practices for foster carers. Are you confident that the Safe Caring guidelines for your family cover the realities of life in your home? What happens if a child makes an allegation about a friend or family member? These allegations can have serious consequences. Therefore, this foster care training is vital knowledge for all current and prospective carers.

Of course, allegations in fostering can be quite an emotive topic for foster carers to discuss. It may bring up difficult experiences in the past for some people. However, this training course around safer caring aims to achieve the best and safest standards to keep everyone safe in fostering. This encapsulates the carers and support staff to the children and their families. There will no form of judgement or reflection by anyone present at the training, with healthy, productive discussion encouraged.

This course is mandatory for foster carers as it provides a basis for keeping everyone safe and supports the work of foster carers. It outlines the benefits of having a safe care policy so foster carers can keep themselves and their child safe. The majority of the course is centred around a multitude of case studies looking at different safeguarding issues that may arise in a fostering placement. By encouraging discussion around such topics, as well as the having input of experienced trainers and carers, we will equip participants with the skills to handle similar situations with their placements.

The course also gives an overview of the allegations process and procedures so that participants have strong knowledge of what may take place if they are faced with such issues. This will cover allegations, serious concerns, and complaints against carers. An experienced trainer will lead the course with support of group discussions and various case studies.

This 1-day course meets the requirements of the Foster Care Training, Support and Development Standards:

  • Standard 2: 2.2(a, b), 2.6(a, c)
  • Standard 3: 3.1b, 3.2a
  • Standard 4: 4.5b
  • Standard 6: 6.1(a, b), 6.2(b, c, d)